Danny Green: Ben Simmons didn’t answer any 76ers’ texts during off-season, changed phone number
Ahead of their highly anticipated matchup against the Brooklyn Nets tonight, Sixers forward Danny Green appeared on the Ryen Russillo Podcast to talk about the hype surrounding Simmons’ return to Philadelphia.
Green won’t be playing due to injury but continued his trend of airing out everything that’s happening with the 76ers behind the scenes.
I do find it kind of weird that Danny Green, who once criticized the Philadelphia 76ers, is now just letting all of these comments out on his podcast and other radio shows.
Is everyone on the Sixers cool with the fact that he just hops behind a mic and starts talking about things every week?
I guess whatever drives engagement, right?
Anyways, according to Green, the team had been trying to get in touch with Simmons before the season, sending numerous calls and texts that went unanswered. It turns out he changed his phone number, and nobody had found out until he appeared at training camp.
Green continued to say that the 76ers locker room would openly discuss who they would trade Ben Simmons for leading up to the NBA trade deadline. Apparently no one was expecting to land a big asset like James Harden in return.
Regardless, nothing that he said really should come as any surprise. Simmons didn’t want to return to play for the Sixers, so of course, teammates see all of the news and updates online just like the rest of us. I would be more concerned if no one was talking about potential trade packages.
As for the cell phone number change, that falls right in line with everything we have learned about Ben Simmons over the past six-plus months. Simmons was nowhere to be found and hid from everyone. The guy didn’t even speak from Game 7 post-game until his introductory press conference with the Brooklyn Nets after the trade deadline.
As for Simmons and the game tonight. 76ers fans are already giving Ben Simmons the business, and it’s not even noon yet. Check out all of those updates here.
Even with the excitement surrounding tonight, I’m really only worried about one thing, and that’s Joel Embiid and James Harden destroying the Brooklyn Nets. The fans’ reaction to Ben Simmons will take care of itself. I’ll be in attendance and booing him to oblivion with everyone else inside the Wells Fargo Center.
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